According to Licolnton head coach Scott Cloninger, multiple factors led to the decision.
”Cornerbacks) coach (Roy) Manning made many trips down here,” Cloninger said. “And coach (Brady) Hoke came down here during a snow storm we had, and I think that really impressed Darian.”
“But it’s like I told someone else, the thing that probably stood out more than anything is Michigan is one of those national elite programs.”
According to the Lincolnton coach, Roseboro’s relationship with Manning played pivotal role in his commitment.
”I feel like coach Manning really connected with Darian,” Cloninger said. “Darian felt very comfortable with him. And I know Darian and his family went up there a few times, and they all felt very comfortable and enjoyed the coaching staff. If anything, coach Manning was the connector for Michigan and that was a big part of it.”
The Wolverines are getting a special player in Roseboro.
”He’s a big kid,” Cloninger said. “Physically, he’s going to be able to play at the next level very quickly. There are a lot of guys who go from high school to college and don’t have the physical tools – Darian has those. His height, size, strength – he’s the total package.”
The Lincolnton standout is also impressive off the field.
”He’s a leader,” Cloninger said. “He also works in the weight room as hard as anyone we have. If the weight room is open, he’ll be in there working out.”
The future is bright for the four-star defensive tackle.
”In my opinion, if he keeps doing the things he’s doing right now at the next level, I think he can go on to the next level after Michigan.”
Roseboro is the No. 14 defensive tackle in the country and a member of the 2015 Scout 300.